Compare NBBJ vs ZGF Architects BETA

See how working at NBBJ vs. ZGF Architects compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at NBBJ vs. ZGF Architects. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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NBBJ

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ZGF Architects

Employee Ratings

  • NBBJ scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 143 reviews)
NBBJ employees rated their Overall Rating 1.1 higher than ZGF Architects employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 49 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
NBBJ employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.3 higher than ZGF Architects employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
NBBJ employees rated their Work-life balance 1.1 higher than ZGF Architects employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
NBBJ employees rated their Senior Management 1.1 higher than ZGF Architects employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
NBBJ employees rated their Culture & Values 1.0 higher than ZGF Architects employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
NBBJ Ceo Steve McConnell
72%
72%Steve McConnell
CEO Approval
ZGF Architects Ceo  Ted Hyman
71%
71% Ted Hyman
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
NBBJ employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 37% higher than ZGF Architects employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
41%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
76%
NBBJ employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 32% higher than ZGF Architects employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
44%

Salaries

NBBJ has 156 more total submitted salaries than ZGF Architects.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Designer36 Salaries
$59,534/yr
Intern10 Salaries
$18/hr
Senior Project Manager2 Salaries
$126,488/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Interior Designer5 Salaries
$75,056/yr
Intern - Hourly4 Salaries
$20/hr
Project Administrator2 Salaries
$39,656/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at NBBJ.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at ZGF Architects.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at NBBJ.
  • "Zgf" was the most mentioned Con at ZGF Architects.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 10 reviews)
"Great people"(in 10 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 6 reviews)
"Great projects"(in 5 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 11 reviews)
"Studios"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
"Zgf"(in 4 reviews)
"Design process"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Urban Designer

I have been working at NBBJ full-time

Pros

Strong Studio culture, based on the city the offices are at and the history of the studio in that region. Great working environment and ethics. Good management.

Cons

In general does not design housing

Former Employee - Associate Principal

I worked at ZGF Architects full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great, collaborative and hard-working people and fabulous resources.

Cons

Big organization, but difficult to break into established relationships and roles.

Job Postings

NBBJ has 24 more recently posted open jobs than ZGF Architects.